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Looking Through Time | Sep 5th, 2005
5 | September
"Looking Through Time"

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General: 6:40 PM on 9/2/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/5.0 | 41mm (66mm) | ISO-400
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1/3
Flash: No

Note: This picture looks infinitely better in Safari than any other browser, so if you have a mac and aren't on it now...get there! For all you PC folk, you'll just have to immagine much more vibrant blues and golds, with much deeper, less washed out colors.

This is one of the buildings at Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus, set to officially open in August 2006.

As you can tell from the lighting, this shot was taken perpendicular to the setting sun, at which angles polarizers have maximum effect. The use of a polarizer for this shot darkened the blues, making the clouds stand out, and also preventing against underexposure of the building...if I may say so, a perfect example of when to use a polarizer. If you don't have one, it should be top on your camera equipment wishlist. And it shouldn't remain there very long as they aren't that expensive.

categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Chantal
September 5th, 2005 at 6:08 AM

Angle and symmetry is great,

Thoughts of: Chet
September 5th, 2005 at 7:59 AM

Great series.

Thoughts of: dp
September 5th, 2005 at 12:37 PM

You continue to amaze me with your ability to get perfect symmetry! I on the other hand have to work a lot in re-orienting the photograph in Photoshop to achieve it :-) Great stuff!

Thoughts of: Ryan
September 5th, 2005 at 1:15 PM

Most times I have to do a little perspective correction in PS, but usually not much. It's almost impossible to get it right the first time, though I have done it before. I'm a perfectionist and an artist...tis a blessing and a curse. ;)

Thoughts of: Andy
September 5th, 2005 at 5:33 PM

I really like the symmetry in this picture, you have done a spot on job with the composition.

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